Rotary Club of Terra Linda

"Service Above Self"



Observer for October 3, 2017

Posted by Anne DeLaney on Oct 05, 2017
President Randy struck the gong at 12:21. Anne led the pledge and addressed recent sad events with three quotes: “Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.” – Dostoevsky. “I can’t get into the mind of a psychopath at this point.” – Sheriff Joe Lombardo.  “I’m free falling.” – Tom Petty)
Visiting Rotarian: DG Ron Gin, San Francisco 2. Guests: Michael Diehl and Becky Page.
Brian W. (Club Activity) reminded the club members of the upcoming Sunset Cruise on the Angel Island Ferry this coming Friday 6 Oct. Tickets are $25 per person, and guests may bring food and beverages to enjoy. Also coming up is the Rotary Day at the Races at Golden Gate Fields; stay tuned.
Jeannie (Community Service) noted that we will be helping to park cars for the 25 Oct Senior Fair at the Civic Center. We will also be helping at the Any Soldier goody box packing event to be held 5 Nov at the VFW Log Cabin in San Anselmo; she also advised up to save the date 20 Jan 2018 for the next Jimbalaya. A tree planting project is also in the works. 
Nathan (Membership) reminded us of the next Invite a Guest Day, 7 Nov.
Tom (TRF) talked about the 21 Oct Foundation Event at Madame Tussaud’s in San Francisco. Tickets are $98 for the event, and raffle tix must be bought from tom THIS WEEK.
Craig (Past President) noted that nominations will be opening for the 2018-19 Club Board. Contact him if you are interested in serving.
The club notes with sadness the illness of Harold Lustig. A volunteer is needed to fill his seat as Board Secretary.
Anne reported on her Rotaplast trip to Colombia, and her successful site visit to Medellín as the proposed site for our Club–supported Rotaplast mission next July, and made a contribution toward that project through the club foundation. Nathan celebrated the addition of a new partner to his practice with a contribution to the scholarship fund. Randy and his wife have decided to make an amazingly generous gift to the Rotary Foundation, and with it, gifted our new member Laurel with her first Paul Harris. Wow!.
The meeting got off to a wonderful start with DG Ron inducting Honorary Rotarians Kathy Barrass and Diana Page, longtime spouses/supporters of our club through their sadly missed husbands. Then DG Ron had the honor of inducting our newest Club member, Laurel Botsford. Welcome!
Tom won the raffle, a box of Colombian coffee-flavored candy, which he promptly shared with the club. Who needs another bottle of wine, anyway?!. Marble> Nathan> Green> Awwww...
Mark Nelson, of the Nelson family of companies providing HR support globally, is coauthor of a book, called “Way of Zing, A Guide to Aligning Work and Life". The book explores human energy, engagement, and work/life planning. He notes that the historic social contract of School + College = Job = Lifetime Security does not hold true for the generations of this century. His advice to millennials: 1.) Use entrepreneurial principles to craft your work/life plan. 2.) A mind state of service is most likely to lead to personal success and meaning. 3.) You have to be your own university, continuously educating yourself. 4.) Know your personal compass of values. Excellent advice for all.
Respectfully submitted by Dr Anne